Salmon is terrific for your longevity, mental clarity, energy, mood, and vision.
Scroll down to the bottom for a quick summary of why – put conveniently into a quote poster!
Eating salmon on a consistent basis reduces the risk of depression and dementia. Basically, the brain is nearly 60% fat and most of that is the omega-3 fatty acid DHA – found in salmon. So eating salmon helps the brain stay fat and happy.
Thanks to its high levels of omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA, the fats in salmon offer many cardiovascular benefits – including decreasing inflammation and lowering risk of blood clotting. When eaten 2 to 3 times weekly, salmon helps to lower the risk of heart attacks, strokes, arrhythmia, high blood pressure and high triglycerides.
Salmon contains small proteins called bioactive peptides (including esteemed “calcitonin” ) which have been shown to increase, regulate and stabilize collagen synthesis in human osteoarthritic cartilage. (Note: That’s a fancy shmancy way of saying it helps build strong bones and joints!)
Vitamin D gets a big “A+” when it comes to helping people to maintain their optimal health. Vitamin D deficiencies have been linked to an increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and type-1 diabetes. (Note: One can of salmon, contains a day’s worth of vitamin D!)
Eating salmon twice a week has been shown to significantly decrease the risk of “macular degeneration” — a chronic eye condition that leads to loss of vision.
Here’s a helpful inspirational quote poster with a quick summary of the health benefits of salmon!
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.
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